Deadline: January 15, 2025
Accepts Submissions of: Young Audience material /



Now in its 36th year, the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival is the third-longest-running young playwrights festival in the United States. It’s a celebration of young playwrights and focuses on presenting their work in the same way we present that of the professional playwrights we work with. All winning playwrights will have their plays performed by professional actors under the direction of a professional director.

Open to students in grades 4-12 who are New Jersey residents.

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As of January 2023, the deadline has passed for 2022. I used the deadline of the previous year to provide the opportunity.

Applications for 2025 are not yet open.

CONTACT NAME: John Pietrowski
        NJ Young Playwrights Festival and Contest
        John Pietrowski
        28 Walnut Street
        Madison, NJ 07940  
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